Chirp chirp! Do people still do that anymore? No? Well, just in case you do, you’ll be happy to know that Sprint’s bringing Direct Connect functionality to a handful of new Android devices, which also includes the ability to use push-to-talk with other users of these handsets. Here’s the list of new phones with Direct Connect:
Sprint is also expecting to make it available on the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 w/ Spark and Galaxy Mega sometime soon. Direct Connect operates over Sprint’s 4G LTE network, and is a permanent replacement to the now-retired iDEN that Sprint set to rest quite a while ago. Here are all the benefits that this new 4G-powered standard provides:
- Sprint Direct Connect on 4G LTE capable devices
- New enhanced user experience
- Interoperable with Sprint® Direct Connect® devices
- Convenient touchscreen controls
- TeamDC and Opt-In TeamDC closed group calling
- Call alerts to notify others you want to talk without interrupting
- Displays contact image for speaker
- Synchronizes contacts with device’s address book
- Create favorites for most contacted Direct Connect® contacts
Sound good? Sprint reminds us that most of their service plans include Direct Connect at no additional cost, though those on some plans will have to cough up about $5 per month. Not a bad deal if you’re into this sort of thing. Give it a whirl in the Google Play Store.
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